Brek Shea likely to move to Orlando City from Stoke of EPL

Brek Shea has two goals in 27 international appearances for Team USA.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

American midfielder Brek Shea is likely to move from Stoke of England’s Premier League to the Orlando City expansion team in Major League Soccer.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was quoted Thursday on the club’s Twitter feed as saying "we envisage Brek completing his move to Orlando. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but he was in the building yesterday trying to tie it up."

The 24-year-old, who has two goals in 27 international appearances, was acquired by Stoke from FC Dallas in January 2013 for a 2.5 million pound transfer fee (then $4 million). He appeared in just three league and two League Cup games for the Potters and spent time on loan this year to second-tier Barnsley and Birmingham, making a total of 14 League Championship appearances.